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Back in the day, SE used to work just as well on a phone browser and on a laptop.

Then some time ago I found that from an SE site I couldn't click on the links that show up when you click on the car window in the up right corner next to your badge count:

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Or when you click on the star cup next to the car window:

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BUT I still could click on them from the main site, https://stackexchange.com/

So I got into the habit of taking a sneak peek into hot questions with my morning coffee.

Now the feature is broken even from the main site: I can click the car window to get an overview of comments, but I can't click on a particular comment - the same goes with achievements.

Is my phone really just getting old? I'm using a Samsung Galaxy S2 for the record.


I just found out that everything works perfectly on SE sites where I do not have an account. On the sites where I'm active, even clicking the icons won't show the lists now. On the main site, it's halfway: I will see the list but I can't click on the items.

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    The "car window" (good likeness!) is supposed to represent an in tray. +1 for "car window" image description, I cannot unsee it now. – Mari-Lou A Dec 6 '19 at 16:53
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    The Pinto sized inbox. BTW: Works OK for me on FF Android. – Rob Dec 6 '19 at 20:32
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    @Mari-LouA & Rob Thanks for the good laugh I had at your comments :) I've updated the question as I figured out the behaviour is quite different on sites where I have an account. – Arnaud Mortier Dec 7 '19 at 17:16
  • Morris Mascot (also featured in Fawlty Towers (which episode?)). – P.Mort. - forgot Clay Shirky_q Dec 8 '19 at 8:35
  • Doesn't it work in pure web mode (by virtue of responsive design and all that)? – P.Mort. - forgot Clay Shirky_q Dec 8 '19 at 8:39
  • @PeterMortensen I'm using the built-in browser, I'm not aware of any such options. – Arnaud Mortier Dec 8 '19 at 9:59

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